Re: The General Store


Richard Davenport
 

From Jerry H's site here is some info on the General Store show.

 Series: "THE GENERAL STORE"                               
        Syndicated by Atlas Radio Corporation
        Adventures of Zach, Layf And Obi, owners of The General Store.
                                                                                 
======================================================================================================
111      "ZACH THREATENS PARTNERS WITH     1    1937    :04:00*  
         A GUN"

111      "SPLITTING PEAS WITH A MEAT       2    1937    :04:00*  
         CLEAVER"

111      "EXPERIMENTING WITH FLASH         3    1937    :04:00*  
         BULBS"

111      "SHIPMENT OF PAINT COMES IN"      4    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH'S TROUBLES"                 5    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH AND LAYF DO                 6    1937    :04:00*  
         HOUSECLEANING"

111      "ZACH TAKES CUSTOMER'S ORDERS"    7    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH'S BURGLAR ALARM"            8    1937    :04:00*  

111      "RADIO ADVERTISING"               9    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH'S WIFE SLEEPWALKS"         10    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH, LAYF AND OBI QUARREL"     11    1937    :04:00*  

111      "SELLING PORTABLE HOUSES"        12    1937    :04:00*  

111      "GONE TO GENERAL STORE           13    1937    :04:00*  
         CONVENTION"

111      "STUCK ON WAY TO CONVENTION"     14    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH AND LAYF FOLLOW OBI ON     15    1937    :04:00*  
         THE TRAIN"

111      "ZACH PLAYS WITH A NEW TOY"      16    1937    :04:00*  

111      "MRS. BROWN'S BIG ORDER"         17    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI BUYS A PIG"                 18    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI'S PIG ESCAPES"              19    1937    :04:00*  

111      "MONDAY AFTER LAMP CHIMNEY       20    1937    :04:00*  
         ROBBERY"

111      "CONFERENCE ON PROMOTING         21    1937    :04:00*  
         BUSINESS"

111      "OBI'S PARACHUTE JUMP WITH       22    1937    :04:00*  
         GRAND PRIZE"

111      "OBI'S GLORY FOR UNTAKEN JUMP"   23    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI'S PARTNERS FIND HIM OUT"    24    1937    :04:00*  

111      "TESTING TOY GUNS"               25    1937    :04:00*  

111      "LIVER, ONIONS, AND BUTTERMILK   26    1937    :04:00*  
         PIE"

111      "OBI BECOMES A MODEL"            27    1937    :04:00*  

111      "BURGLARS IN THE GENERAL         28    1937    :04:00*  
         STORE"

111      "OBI NAILED INTO HIS CLOTHES"    29    1937    :04:00*  

111      "PARTNERS ARE DOING SOME         30    1937    :04:00*  
         COOKING"

111      "BALANCING THE BUDGET"           31    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ZACH RUNS FOR PRESIDENT OF      32    1937    :04:00*  
         THE CROQUET CLUB"

111      "PUNCHING THE CLOCK"             33    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ROMEO AND JULIETTE"             34    1937    :04:00*  

111      "BETTER SERVICE"                 35    1937    :04:00*  

111      "CEMENT BEAUTY CLAY"             36    1937    :04:00*  

111      "LAYF WRITES A BOOK"             37    1937    :04:00*  

111      "SLOW SUNDAY"                    38    1937    :04:00*  

111      "COWS AND CHICKENS ON THE        39    1937    :04:00*  
         WALL"

111      "LAYF PAINTS A COW"              40    1937    :04:00*  

111      "RECEIVING A TELEGRAM"           41    1937    :04:00*  

111      "HEARING AID FOR ZACH"           42    1937    :04:00*  

111      "PHONE COMPANY MIX-UP"           43    1937    :04:00*  

111      "LAYF HAS AN IDEA"               44    1937    :04:00*  

111      "MAIL ORDER BUSINESS"            45    1937    :04:00*  

111      "TURKISH WATER PIPES"            46    1937    :04:00*  

111      "SALESMAN SELLING SPARK PLUGS"   47    1937    :04:00*  

111      "TAKING IN MRS.                  48    1937    :04:00*  
         TWIDDLETHORPE'S GOLDFISH"

111      "CLOCK STRIKES THIRTEEN"         49    1937    :04:00*  

111      "MEXICAN JUMPING BEANS"          50    1937    :04:00*  

111      "DRESSES FOR THE LAWN SOCIAL"    51    1937    :04:00*  

111      "CHECKROOM STORE"                52    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI SWALLOWS A GOLDFISH"        53    1937    :04:00*  

111      "SAVING A GOLDFISH'S LIFE"       54    1937    :04:00*  

111      "ANGRY CROWD COMES TO SALE"      55    1937    :04:00*  

111      "POEMS FOR THE WINDOW"           56    1937    :04:00*  

111      "LAYF'S CIGAR SPLICER"           57    1937    :04:00*  

111      "A MOUSE AT MIDNIGHT"            58    1937    :04:00*  

111      "WILD WEST DAYS, BRANDING OBI"   59    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI THROWS A LARIAT"            60    1937    :04:00*  

111      "OBI BECOMES A CAT"              61    1937    :04:00*  

111      "LAYF LEARNS HYPNOTISM"          62    1937    :04:00*  

111      "DUCK SEASON OPENS"              63    1937    :04:00*  

111      "APPOINTED TO ENTERTAINMENT      64    1937    :04:00*  
         COMMITTEE"


Labor ipse voluptas


On Sunday, January 2, 2022, 08:04:37 PM CST, Richard Davenport <klingon1@...> wrote:


There is not a listing in the OTTR library.

Rick

Labor ipse voluptas


On Sunday, January 2, 2022, 05:30:56 PM CST, Litsey, Alan via groups.io <alitsey@...> wrote:


I’m intrigued! Is this show available on online? Best,

 

Alan

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of B. J. Watkins via groups.io <kinseyfan@...>
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:29 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The General Store

I love this show! I encourage everyone to check it out.

 

Barbara

 


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Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The General Store

 

Can't wait to see what you dig up, Karl!

 

www.RyanEllett.com

 

 

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On Sunday, January 2, 2022, 04:38:13 PM CST, Karl Schadow <bluecar91@...> wrote:

 

 

There is material regarding this program in the TRANSCO collection at Library of Congress. Will research this within the next couple of weeks. 

Karl

 

 


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2022 5:14 PM
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Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The General Store

 

I'm looking for background on a series called The General Store. It is a series of 65 5-minute episodes. It was produced in the mid-30s by Atlas Radio. I've attached the only reference to it that I can find; an Atlas advertisement from a 1936 trade magazine. I know we have some sleuths here. Can anyone dig up a more specific production timeline and maybe some artists associated with the show? We have 64 of the 65 episodes.
Ryan

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